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FAMILY CIRCLE DECEMBER 2005 ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS
-Family Circle Editors Available For Interviews-
HOMEMADE WITH LOVE -- Page 14
From sweet fudge to pink peppermint marshmallows and lots more, Family Circle has cooked up six delicious gifts that family and friends will truly adore. Ideas include piling home cooked goodies upon a pretty platter for two gifts in one or scouting a tag sale for stylish jars, baskets and boxes for your handcrafted presents.

THEORIES IF RELATIVITY -- Page 22
Lots of family get-togethers coming up? Differences in parenting styles are bound to arise. Family Circle provides expert strategies that will spare you the drama and trauma and help keep the peace.

HOLIDAY HIT LIST -- Page 26
The Family Circle gift guide is a real crowd-pleaser with something special for everyone. Gift ideas include everything from housewarming gifts to stationery and more.

HAVE YOURSELF A SIMPLE LITTLE CHRISTMAS -- Page 30
Paring down your celebration doesn't have to make it less wonderful. Family Circle shows you how to skimp on the stress without sacrificing any meaning or joy with tips such as trimming to-do lists, making a plan, keeping treasured traditions and relaxing your standards.

PEACE TALKS -- Page 39
Sometimes it's not just the halls you feel like decking. Family Circle offers tips to help readers stop family feuds from spoiling the holiday fun with three example scenarios and expert advised solutions

THINK YOURSELF THING -- Page 58
Family Circle offers 10 stay-on-track strategies to keep slim-and-sane this holiday season. Indulge smartly this year with strategies for more peace and fewer pounds.

EASY PAPER CRAFTS -- Page 85
Get your kids into the spirit of creating and giving with paper projects that make great presents. Crafts include a polka-dot wreath, bookmarks, a drum bank and paper stockings.

CREATIVE CHRISTMAS COOKIES -- Page 107
With one basic recipe and a few embellishments, Family Circle readers can turn out lemon shortbread, coconut rounds, gingermen and more. Start with the Family Circle classic sugar cookies and create variations including cocoa sandwiches, spicy gingermen, peanutty drops, lemon shortbread and coconut rounds.

The December issue of Family Circle is available on newsstands November 21st.

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